and Dan is writing about it.
It is not a column, so Dan plays it straight for the most part.
One thing to note. In the middle of the story, Dan writes about a fan's encounter with Manny:
""Oh my God, I touched him!," said a man who was wearing a Curt Schilling jersey and appeared to be more than 50 years old."
How excited do you think Dan got when he witnessed this scene?